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y23wny y5yy >> now abc 7 news at noon -- on your side. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> we begin this noon on stormwatch. today marks six straight days of rain in our area. it started out wet and soggy. chief meteorologist doug hill is here with a look at your forecast. with that break may come a little bit of sunshine, but later this afternoon, heavy rain. potential of being the most active weather day, and i mean heavy showers, thunderstorms, and the outside chance some could approach severe levels.
starting to form west of interstate 81. temperatures are expected to warm finally out of the 60's to at least 70, but we will deal with more showers and storms through the mid to late afternoon and through early this evening. by the time we get to the 4:00 hour through 7:00, that is when we will see a noticeable increase in the probability of showers and storms. we expect to have those storms produce even more heavy downpours. this isn't just a regular thursday evening. this is the thursday before memorial day, so there will be extra folks on the road, and that rain will have an impact. fredericksburg, a line of heavy downpours that will expand. more heavier downpours will follow just ahead of the cold front later this evening. we will see more heavy showers and thunderstorms. they will come in waves and cycles, but they will eventually get out overnight.
day we are going to have for a while, because showers and storms are in the weekend forecast. it's not going to be a washout, but it's not going to be perfect either. i will highlight those probabilities coming up in about 15 minutes. lindsey: new security measures are being taken following the deadly attack in manchester. a short time ago, british police patroled officers will u.k. for thee first time ever. british authorities have a bone to pick with the u.s. molly hunter has the latest. molly: the u.k. is. that the u.s. leaked intelligence that made its way into american papers. >> it is arrogance, and it is disrespectful to the people of greater manchester. bomb: these photos of the obtained and published online by "the new york times
they will stop sharing intelligence with their american counterparts. >> i will make clear to president trump that intelligence shared between our agencies must remain secure. molly: the mayor of manchester saying he wants an apology. >> we are long-standing allies. we work on a relationship of trust. molly: the investigation is moving fast. it's clear that salman abedi didn't act alone, and in libya, both abedi's father and brother have been detained. authorities here, discovering a makeshift bomb factory in abedi's house. officials are worried that the bomb maker may be on the loose. today, the queen of england paying a visit to the youngest victims, chatting about arianna grande's music, and these girls, super fans.
hospital, police say they know the names of all 22 victims, and as the city mourns one minute of silence across the country -- as the city mourns, one minute of silence across the country. in manchester, this memorial keeps on growing, and in may iss, theresa expected to raise those intelligence leaks with president trump. happening right now, a hearing on this, massive brawls outside the turkish embassy in d.c. suzanne kennedy has details on how lawmakers are handling the littl -- handling the malay. -- tehe melee. suzanne: in front of the turkish protests turned violent. this video shows punches being thrown. some of those participating in the fight included guards for visiting
turkish president erdogan. video also shows erdogan watching the attacks on the protesters by his own security force. two people were arrested during the incident, one from virginia, the other from new york. neither were affiliated with the embassy. the turkish ambassador was called to the state department in the wake of the violence, the equivalent of a diplomatic scolding. there have been calls on capitol hill for the turkish ambassador to be kicked out of the united states. suzanne kennedy, abc 7 news. lindsey: right now, president trump is in the middle of crucial meetings with leaders of nato in brussels. business, the to president called for a moment of silence for the victims of the manchester concert attack. president trump said today is for remembrance and resolve. >> the recent
demonstrates the depth of the evil we face with terrorists. lindsey: the president has been critical of nato in the past. at one point, he called the alliance obsolete. white house officials stressed that the president would push members of nato to adjust their defense spending. developing now, montana voters are headed to the polls to vote for a new representative, but the man leading that race is facing charges. reporter ben jacobs of "the guardian" is accusing republican greg gianforte of grabbing him by the neck and scram -- slamming him to the ground, all as jacobappening tried to get an interview with that a front runner. >> i'm sick and tired of you guys. the last time you guys came in, you did the same thing. get thhe
thing. are you with "the guardian"? >> yes, and you broke my glasses. you just body slammed me and broke my glasses. lindsey: a fox crew that was in the room says that gianforte shoved jacobs after grabbing him by the neck and punching him several times. gianforte's spokesman says the reporter entered a private office and aggressively shoved a reporter in the candidate's face. democrats have been looking to capitalize on this, launching facebook ads overnight against gianforte. happening right now, the search for what caused this -- it is a section of wall at a shopping mall in calverton. john gonzalez has more on the cleanup and the impact on businesses in the area. john: a tremendous amount of rubble, and the cleanup is underway at the maryland farms shopping center off cherry hill road. ke
of bricks strewn across the parking lot. what caused this, but around 9:30 last night, part of the building here collapsed. we can tell you that it is a 40-foot-long, six-foot-tall masonry facade that came crashing down. take a look at this photo. fortunately, no one was injured, but at least two cars sustained serious damage, as you can see there. bothere were two cars, cars damaged. john: are you concerned what caused this? is the rest of the building safe? >> we are talking with the landlord. business managers and owners tell me they have been told that they will be allowed to o
center has been checked to see if it is stable and sound, and right now, the owners tell me they will open. they are just not sure how busy they will be as this work is going on. john gonzalez, abc seven news. lindsey: coming up on abc seven news at new, pumping gas one minute, fighting off car thieves the next. what happened when this woman decided to take matters into her own hands. terrorizing twisters. the cleanup after tornadoes slammed parts of the southeast. an update on the health of this little girl in this viral video, but first, let's get a check on the roads with angela foster. angela: on the roads for this midday, we aren't is a painting a lot of heavy traffic this afternoon. we are starting to see some of the getaway traffic. we are not doing too bad, if you are traveling in the district today. we've got some of slowing o
295, but we've got a crash on the capital beltway. let's go quickly to our traffic lane cameras and show you the delays. traveling in the landover area, two lanes are blocked. centralpproach 214, avenue, we've got heavy volume delays on the approach. elsewhere, we are not doing too bad. if you are traveling on interstate 95, some of that getaway traffic is slowing us down in the southbound rains -- lanes. of course, we
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camera taking on carjackers who jumped inside her vehicle as she pumped gas. sam sweeney has this and credible video as she fights back. sam: it's the video making headlines around the world. melissa smith is on the south side of milwaukee pumping gas. normal until a few seconds after she begins, a stolen cadillac with four teens comes around. jumps outse teens and jumps into melissa's car. she realizes what is happening and says, not so fast. >> i didn't see him until i saw .omeone was in my car i had that this-isn't . -happening-to-me-today moment. he laughed at me, which really irritated me. sam:
slow down the car twice, but melissa doesn't fall off. finally, he has second thoughts and jumps out of the car while it is still in drive. she's holding on trying to stop it. and slamsin the car the brakes as it heads into the middle of traffic. he was laughing while i was on my car, and he was trying to throw me off. zero remorse. sam: melissa wasn't laughing either. she said her instinct kicked in. we should mention there were no children in the car. melissa was not hurt, and the teens got away with the stolen car, melissa xfone, and her purse. sam sweeney, abc 7 news. lindsey: this is another wild scene. this is out of texas. that is where a police chase ended with an rv engulfed in flames. police were chasing the driver who was accused of shooting his wife. police used spike strips to flatten the rv tire,
was before the vehicle burst flames. the children inside were safely rescued, but the driver was later found dead inside. belowson camera, exchanged --blows exchanged -- blows exchanged after a party goes too far. you can see the officer hits the girl twice in the face before he and the other officer can grab her. the woman in the white is the teen's mother who says she feels like she left her teen down. >> i couldn't protect her. that is my job as her mother. no mother, no father, nobody should have to see their child get hit in the face by a man. lindsey: she says her daughter never hit the officer, but the video doesn't show what led up to the fight. the police department is also investigating. an update this afternoon on the little girl pulled into the water by that sea lion in canada. the video went viral this week
and now we know the girl is being treated for anection that she got from that sea lions mouth. the infection is called seal finger. it can be tricky to treat since it is resistant to many antibiotics. if left untreated, marine experts say the bacteria could become severely debilitating. now to that wave of tornadoes sweeping across four states, multiple tornadoes touched down along the east coast, from ohio all the way up to north carolina. caused damage, blowing roofs right off, and in north carolina, an elementary school was demolished. in ohio, a tornado caused massive damage, ripping apart a gas station. thankfully, no one has gotten hurt. people are worried about whether it's going to rain on their barbecue. we have to be thankful we are not getting that type of severe weather.
couple thunderstorms. even this afternoon, we have a couple thunderstorms. we have a lot of worry about severe weather, tornadic weather. however, is a, change for the warmer and a little bit of sunshine, but for the first couple moments of this broadcast, i want to talk about something that is happening at the end of next week. june 1 is the beginning of the 2017 hurricane season, and the hurricane center issued their forecast for the upcoming atlantic hurricane season. here are the names. we already had arlene. that was earlier in april. i won't read them all, but there's a lot. there's never a doug. never. i've been doing this forever, and there has never been a doug. here's the outlook. the average over the past 30 years is 12 named storms, either tropical storms or hurricanes. this season, they are forecasting 11-17.
hurricanes on average form. their forecast will be 5-9. major hurricanes, 3 is the average, and we are in that range of 2-4. it could be a more active than average hurricane season. some folks have already gone to the beaches. only 63 with a little bit of sunshine breaking through the clouds. it will be cooler, in the 70's this weekend, and there will be afternoon showers and storms. in the metro area, we are still pinned in the 60's, but when the sun comes out, we will warm to 70 degrees. we are seeing heavy storms east of roanoke, so we are going to watch areas out through the valleys right along south of starting to fire up storms, and there's the potential for some of them being heavy. we can't rule out an isolated storm approaching severe levels. this is 5:30, plenty of heavy rain and thunderstorms through the area,
right when people will be heading to ocean city, and the rest are traveling -- thursday is getting to be a big travel day before three-day weekends. overnight, we will finally start to clear out. we will have a sunny day tomorrow with only the slight chance of a shower or storm, and saturday, we will be near 80 degrees, some sun, that afternoon storms possible. the morrill day, a 30% to 40% 30% to-- memorial day, a 40 percent chance of afternoon storms. saturday will be dry, temperatures cooler in the low 70's. check it out. things will settle down after we weekend.gh the holiday the outlook for the middle and end of next week is several days in the mid to upper 70's with plenty of sunshine and a dry stretch. itdsey: i looked it up, and looks like there have been some hurricane douglases,
and a few tropical storms, as well. it sounds like you missed out on them. doug: maybe the name will come back. lindsey: maybe. we will have to put the word out. doug: we will look for lindsey one of these years to. lindsey: i'm already a hurricane. [laughter] coming up, it's all hands on deck. el galeon is back in old town.
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a gray, dreary, yet exciting day in old alexandria. we are standing on board of the old salman abedi, on the quarter , on -- of the old el galeon the quarter deck where the captain would stear. here to old town once again for the next five get aand you too can close-up look of this tall ship. is a reconstructed spanish sailing vessel, one used in early colonial times. of thisthe six decks massive vessel are available for folks to tour, and we had a chance to talk to some of the crew earlier this morning. they say the biggest difference between this and a regular sailboat would be just pointing the mainmast, and the sail, that would take about 16 or 17 crewmembers. on a regular sailboat, that mi
got to learn more about the history and stories of the ship. and also about the museum on poor that folks can tour. one of the crewmembers who is originally from barcelona said his favorite part of the ship is the sound. >> you can relax. you can go on to your hammock and read. you can think. brianne: take a close look at the hours you can visit the ship, from 10:00 a.m. in the morning until 7:00 p.m. at night. tickets are available just outside the ship here in old town alexandria. this ship remains here until may 29. brianne carter, abc 7 news. lindsey: i got a chance to get on el galeon back when it was in tampa. it is an experience. most of the rain has moved out, but it will soon be back.
and didn't realize how difficult it was going to be to tie all that space together. with an open floor plan, you need to separate it with furniture. bassett had everything that we needed. fabric combinations marry the rooms together. having someone with bassett has been invaluable. we could've never dreamed up this room without bassett. doug: showers and thunderstorms building to the west and southwest anytime after 3:00 and 4:00. lindsey: thank you, and thank you for joining us this midday. be sure to watch abc seven news at 4:00. have a great day.
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